Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

3675 Arboretum Blvd.
Chaska, MN 55318- Map It
Phone: (952) 443-1400
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Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is .5 mi. w. of jct. SRs 41 and 5 at 3675 Arboretum Blvd. Within this 1,200- acre arboretum, part of the University of Minnesota, are 32 display and specialty gardens, woodlands, prairie and wetlands. Highlights include the Oswald Visitor Center, the Harrison Sculpture Garden and a Japanese waterfall garden. Some 400 varieties of hybrid garden and hardy shrub roses perfume the air during summer at the Palma J. Wilson Rose Garden. Other facilities include the Andersen Horticultural Library (located in the Snyder Building) and the Tashijan Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center. Twenty-eight miles of trails traverse the grounds; the Wurtele Bog Boardwalk is suitable for walking, skiing or snowshoeing. A brochure describes a 3-mile driving tour. Guided walking and tram tours are available from May to mid-October; tram tour tickets can be obtained at the visitor center. Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted.
$12; free (ages 0-12 and to all the third Mon. of the month noon-6).
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Hours: Grounds open daily until 8 p.m., Apr.-Oct.; until 4:30, rest of year. Visitor center open Mon.-Sat. 8-6, Sun. 10-6, Apr.-Oct.; Mon.-Sat. 8-4:30, Sun. 10-4:30, rest of year. Library open Mon.-Fri. 8-4:30, Sat.-Sun. 11-4:30. Arboretum closed Thanksgiving and Christmas; phone ahead for holiday hours for other facilities.